Lesson Plan: Asexual Reproduction Science

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to describe the defining features of asexual reproduction and give examples of methods of asexual reproduction.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • recall that asexual reproduction is carried out by single organisms,
  • recall that the organisms produced by asexual reproduction are clones of the parent, so genetic variation is low,
  • describe binary fission as a method of asexual reproduction used by bacteria,
  • describe budding and asexual production of spores as methods used by fungi,
  • describe regeneration of body parts as an asexual process,
  • recall that plants can use vegetative propagation to reproduce asexually.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • the concept that reproduction is used by organisms to create new offspring.

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